EICMA 2016, the biggest Auto Show of this year, went live for the media on November 8, 2016. Serving as the largest platform for new motorcycles and technologies, the show witnessed a decrease in products from the last year’s count. The most important aspect was the introduction of Euro 4 compliant machines, proving themselves on the environment friendly ground and still retaining their high performance figures and impressive power to weight ratios.
While brands like Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, Husqvarna, Ducati and KTM were actively present with whole bunch of new products and concepts whereas others like Aprilia, Harley Davidson, Hyosung, Benelli, and Indian Motorcycles were unable to present any new product for 2017, they showcased products unveiled at INTERMOT and last year’s EICMA. However, all of the products at the show are legal for 2017 sale and comes with new paint schemes and host of first in class options with them.
Here is the list of motorcycles that were showcased at EICMA 2016:
EICMA 2016 – Complete List of New Bikes
# 2017 KTM 390 Duke
2017 KTM 390 Duke
KTM has finally unveiled the much teased and spied, 2017 version of 390 Duke. The motorcycle is a sure shot show stopper and now comes with all those goodies that were being missed by the KTM fans. The fun to ride motorcycle now comes with 1290 Duke inspired design with split LED headlamp at the front and a much larger 13.4 liter fuel tank, made out of steel.
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# Husqvarna Vitpilen 401
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401, the much awaited cafe racer from the company is here within us at the EICMA 2016. The motorcycle was teased at the last year show while its production version looks almost the same as the concept version. Based on the KTM 390 Duke platform, the new motorcycle looks one of its kind. More surprisingly, it will be made at the Bajaj Auto’s same plant which manufactures KTM bikes.
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# 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
KTM is updating its entire Duke range of bikes, providing them with the all new signature LED front light, borrowed from the adventure series of KTM motorcycles. KTM has even added a new instrument console, which looks premium and eliminates the most negatives against its value. The motorcycle has gone thorough many component changes, enhancing its overall performance and equipment list.
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# Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 underpins the same 390 Duke and comes an alternate to the company’s very own, Vitpilen 401. The name stands for Black Arrow and the design justifies the same, even using a contrast green outline to highlight the twist in its body’s design. The first one was a cafe racer by DNA while this comes out as a sure shot scrambler, making things even more interesting in the entry level performance bikes around the world.
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# Suzuki GSX-250R
Suzuki’s recently showcased the quarter liter sport bike GSX-250R at the EICMA Motorcycle show in Milan. The bike was officially unveiled at a press conference in China last month. GSX-250R looks amazing in its liter class rivaling design. However, the saddest part comes out to be its engine, shared with the Inazuma and producing figures which can put itself to shame on its design behalf. The 248cc, twin cylinder engine produces just 24.7 Bhp at 8,000 rpm and 23.3 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The values are too close to the single cylinder Honda CBR250R being sold in India currently.
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# 2017 KTM 125 Duke
2017 KTM 125 Duke
KTM has unveiled its next generation 125 Duke at the EICMA 2016. The motorcycle carries exactly the same changes as the bigger 2017 KTM 390 Duke and comes with the same signature LED headlight as the flagship SuperDuke R. The big bike feel on this 125 cc Duke is considerably seen with all new sharp edges, 43 mm front WP forks and even the bigger disc brake.
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# BMW G310GS
BMW has unveiled the G310GS, the much awaited adventure bike at EICMA 2016. The motorcycle is a mark that sub 500 cc category is booming at an effective rate, making all sorts of bikes available to the riders who are not able to reach those 100+ BHP machines. The versatile nature of compact engines, along with cost and comfort oriented drive-able nature makes them the best choice among other things in the market.
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# Kawasaki Versys-X 300
Kawasaki Versys-X 300
Kawasaki Versys-X 300 was officially unveiled at the EICMA 2016. Being the smallest member of the family, it expands the Versys series in the same way the Ninja juniors of Kawasaki team. The motorcycle shares its engine with the Ninja 300 / Z300 and wraps up the things in a new frame and body. Those who have a pinch of adventure in their regular daily commute, Kawasaki Versys X300 is a perfect for them.
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#Ducati Monster 797
Ducati Monster 797
Ducati seems to satisfy each and every customer with tailor made motorcycle lineup on their side. The recent entry to the list is Ducati Monster 797, bringing back old days with the 803cc, air cooled engine for those who are not into buying a Scrambler from the company. Defining a new lower edge for the famous street fighter family, 797 is aimed at bigger sales for the Monster series.
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# Yamaha XSR900 Abarth Limited Edition
Yamaha XSR900 Abarth Limited Edition
Yamaha XSR900 was simply a next level MT-09 while this Abarth Limited Edition makes the bike even more special than ever. The retro inspired design now gets carbon fiber treatment and makes both the standard XSR900 and the Abarth Edition, one of their kind products. The Euro 4 norms brought an end to the similar themed XJR1300.
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# KTM 790 Duke Prototype
KTM 790 Duke Prototype
KTM finally presented its much awaited twin cylinder motorcycle, the 790 Duke Concept at EICMA 2016. It is the first official unveiling of the bike, which has been spied many times at various locations. It was in news that a twin cylinder middleweight is in the works but the final confirmation would surely bring joy among the fans. The parallel twin engine with around 800cc displacement would be offered with riding modes and traction control, making it the most powerful and loaded option of its segment.
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# Ducati 1299 Superleggera
Ducati 1299 Superleggera
Project 1408, the most awaited Ducati product finally turned into a Ducati 1299 Superleggera, constructed using the most exotic materials available in the automotive industry. The limited edition version of the famous Ducati Panigale 1299, this motorcycle is made all out of carbon fiber, tipping the scale at a jaw dropping weight of just 167 kg. The even more surprising thing about the same is that the weight mentioned above contains all the fluids and fuel for the bike.
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# Honda X-ADV Adventure Scooter
Honda X-ADV Adventure Scooter
Honda X-ADV was still a concept at last year’s show. This time, EICMA 2016 gets its very own, production ready Honda X-ADV, globally debuting as an off-road friendly scooter that is capable of turning down any terrain it faces till the destination. Carrying a bit of resemblance with the Africa Twin family, the Honda X-ADV is more of an urban crossover with longer swingarm, wired wheels and USD forks with extended travel.
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# Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is based on the dirt biking platform. It comes with thick tread tyres, long suspension travel and perfectly fits as a dual sport machine. The motorcycle uses the same 803 cc, air cooled motor as the Ducati Monster 797 and comes with reinforced chassis and new swingarm to support 200 mm of front and rear suspension travel.
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# Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer, carrying the same engine as the first Scrambler that produces 75 HP of peak power. The changes here include a cafe racer style seat, 17 inch front and rear wheels wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III wheels and bar end rear view mirrors. The motorcycle looses the protection components and even gets limited travel over the Desert Sled.
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# Vespa Elettrica Concept
Vespa Elettrica Concept
Piaggio recently unveiled its first ever electric scooter, Vespa Elettrica at the EICMA 2016. The brand comes with the richest heritage when it comes to scooters, with 18 million scooters on the city roads globally. The recently revealed model is fully electric, starting a new league of scooters for the company. It will be for sale in the second half of 2017 globally while Indian launch is still far away from the same.
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# 2017 Honda CBR650F
2017 Honda CBR650F
2017 Honda CBR650F has been officially unveiled at EICMA 2016. The bike is now even more attractive in terms of performance, raising the power by 4 BHP. The 649 cc, inline-4 engine is now good for 89.8 BHP @ 11,000 rpm and 64 Nm @ 8,000 rpm, which Honda claims is felt from 5000 rpm onwards. The engine is smooth enough to pick the bike up in sixth gear from just 1500 rpm and creates very less noise and harshness values.
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# Suzuki GSX-S125
Suzuki recently brought the GSX-R125 for the European markets, following which the Asian markets got the GSX-R150 and GSX-S150 as the entry level sport bike. Now, Suzuki has unveiled the GSX-R125 for the European market, completing the duo’s for both the continents in a perfect manner. Suzuki GSX-S125 is using the same engine as GSX-R125 and claiming a curb weight of just 133 kg. The body design is the same as GSX-S150 while premium components like ABS as additional in Europe makes the 125 cc naked street bike exclusive out of all. It measures 2020 mm in length, 745 mm in width and 1040 mm in height. The DOHC, 1-cylinder liquid cooled and fuel injected engine is very competitive in nature.
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# 2017 Ducati Monster 1200S
2017 Ducati Monster 1200S
Ducati’s flagship street bike, the Monster 1200S gets itself a 2017 model at this year’s EICMA. The motorcycle now carries an even smarter fuel tank, redesigned tail light, all new headlight and even host of electronic features on itself. The motorcycle is now even more powerful, flaunting its 150 HP engine with even more proud than ever. Weighing just 211 kg, the motorcycle commands a great power to weight ratio.
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# Triumph Street Scrambler
Triumph Street Scrambler
Triumph has unveiled the Street Scrambler, a motorcycle with rough attitude while sharing its components with the humble Street Twin sold here in India. The exclusive Scrambler from Triumph gets longer rear suspension, 19 inch front wheel, Metzeler dual purpose tyres, switchable traction control and ABS, wider handlebar and an eye catchy exhaust defining its design and purpose.
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# Ducati Multistrada 950
Ducati Multistrada 950
Ducati has expanded its adventure friendly lineup with an all new 2017 Multistrada 950, sharing the engine with Ducati SuperSport and producing 113 HP of peak power. Popular by the name baby Multistrada, the 950 borrows design language from the Multistrada 1200 and 1200 Enduro. The motorcycle aims at riders with smaller budget but huge adventure plans for the future. The cost cutting seems obvious as the motorcycle uses dual sided swingarm and bit street focused chassis.
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# Benelli Leoncino & TRK 502 (Production Models)
Benelli Leoncino Scrambler
Benelli Leoncino Scrambler offers the same engine as the TRK 502 and produces 46 BHP from the liquid cooled and fuel injected motor. It weighs quite less than the adventure tourer and carries a rugged body design and accessory options. It is again India bound and may launch anytime next year.
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Benelli TRK 502
Benelli TRK 502 is one of the India bound products from the company, which will soon enter production and would then be brought to India via CKD or CBU route. The twin cylinder adventure motorcycle has remarkable road presence and offers one of the most comfortable rear seat of all time.
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# Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Aero Concept
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Aero Concept
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Aero Concept is stictly based on the White Arrow model and comes with aerodynamic parts of lowering the resistance while driving it at higher speeds. While the details were never shared, the same could carry lighter parts for better power to weight ratio also.
# BMW HP4 Race
BMW HP4 Race
BMW HP4 Race is a strict carbon fiber induced motorcycle, being the second one after Ducati 1299 Superleggera to have intense use of carbon fiber in its frame body and even the swing-arm. It is based on the S1000RR and currently presents itself as a track only machine.
# Honda Africa Twin Concept
Honda Africa Twin Concept
Honda Africa Twin Concept enhances the looks of the same by infusing some other important components into the flagship adventure bike. The front uses 21 inch, tubeless Excel wheel while the seat here is straight like Motocross bikes. It uses Termignoni exhaust and off-road foot pegs from HRC.
# Honda CB1100 TR Concept
Honda CB1100 TR Concept
Honda CB1100 TR Concept has been designed by the R&D team from Rome and seems to be inspired from the flat track design language. It uses front and rear Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes and aluminum Marchesini wheels. The Termignoni exhaust used here is upsweft while minimum body panels have been used on the bike.
# Suzuki DL250 V-Storm
Suzuki V-Storm 250
Suzuki DL250 V-Storm is the youngest V-Storm in the current lineup, sharing its engine with the recently launched Suzuki GSX-250R. The twin cylinder motor is good for 24.7 BHP while its huge body makes it quite heavy at around 190 kg. Suzuki claims a 480 km stretch on single refill on this bike.
# Yamaha T7 is a Concept
Yamaha T7 Concept
Yamaha T7 is a Concept based on MT-07, the frugal naked street bike from the company. The production version is expected to arrive in 2018 while the 700 cc, parallel twin motor is good for 74 BHP on this bike. It even comes with a unique quad LED lights and Dakar Rally inspired body design.
# 2017 Honda CBR1000RR
2017 Honda CBR1000RR (Base Model)
Honda CBR1000RR got itself the much required base version, nearly a month after the SP and SP2 versions were officially revealed. Weighing just 196 kg, the 189 BHP beast still retains 9-traction levels, Showa suspension, three ride modes and fully digital instrument console.
# Honda CRF250 Rally
Honda CRF250 Rally
Honda CRF250 Rally comes with rider modes, new instrument console and a sky touching 895 mm of seat height. Packing nothing less than 24.4 BHP and 10.1 liter fuel tank, Honda claims that it can reach 350 km on a single refill for full off-road action. Being just 17 kg and carrying long travel suspension, it can conquer every possible terrain.
# Yamaha R6 Racebike
Yamaha R6 Racebike
Yamaha R6 Racebike made its presence felt with a full titanium Akrapovic exhaust, Brembo T-Drive front brakes, Ohlins front suspension and even Brembo rear disc braking system. It was a true definition of what a 600 cc sportbike could be in its track form.
# Ducati SuperSport Series
Ducati also showcased the SuperSport series at the EICMA 2016, these 2 sport bikes were unveiled at the INERMOT show last month. The Italian superbike specialist launched its much-talked SuperSport and SuperSport S @ the show. The motorcycle comes with 937cc L-twin engine producing 113 HP and 96.7 NM, while the differences between the base and S model can be clearly seen from their fairing’s shade plus the S model comes with additional benefits like Ducati Quick Shifter, pillion seat cover, 48 mm USD Ohlins forks and fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock.
SuperSport – It looks clearly inspired from 959 Panigale while it smaller engine and lower price tag seems to favor its presence.
New Ducati SuperSport
SuperSport S – Apart form standard features, it is benefited with a quick shifter and Ohlins suspension. The single tone fairing here is much smarter than the regular model.
New Ducati SuperSport S
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# Kawasaki Z650 & Z900
Kawasaki also showcased the all-new Z900 and Z650 at EICMA 2016, these 2 street bikes were unveiled at the INTERMOT motorcycle show last month. The Z900 comes with an all new engine and ultra-lightweight chassis.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja Z900
Z650 – The rebranded ER-6N is actually a naked version of 2017 Ninja 650 and carries a new headlight with a much lighter frame than before.
2017 Kawasaki Z600
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# Yamaha MT-09 and MT-10 SP
MT-09 – Yamaha’s India bound update brought a MT-10 inspired headlamp and even shorter tail than the model sold currently. It now looks much more aggressive along with the improved dynamics.
2017 Yamaha MT-09
MT-10/MT-10 SP – The MT-10 is just the 2017 version of existing motorcycle while the SP version claims a special place by sharing its mechanical features with the mighty R1M.
2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP
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# Suzuki GSX-R125 – Along with the bigger GSX bikes, the baby R125 was one of the major attractions, carrying class leading tech and performance values.
2017 Suzuki GSX-R125
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2017 Ninja 650 – The next gen Ninja 650 is now sharper and more effective than its older design. It carries loads of improvements, first being a reduction in weight to just 193 kg. It even now seems to be a much closer cousin to the Ninja 300 than before.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650
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2017 Ninja 1000 (Z1000SX) – The liter class sports tourer now comes with added refinement and more class than before. Same as the Ninja 650’s design language, both the models are now closely resembling ZX series.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja Z1000SX (Ninja 1000)
Ninja ZX-10RR – The extra R in the name clearly defines its race friendly nature, carrying premium parts like lighter wheels and even sophisticated engine parts for lesser friction and more performance.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR
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2017 RC Series – The three bikes on the RC series now comes with new paint schemes while rest of the things remain the same as earlier.
2017 KTM RC 125
2017 KTM RC 390
2017 KTM RC 200
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GSX-R1000 – Suzuki was lagging a bit when it came to competition with other liter class motorcycles. Now, it uses the first out of all in the motorcycle world, VVT technology on a new liter class engine to produce around 202 PS of power.
2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000
GSX-R1000R – If tech on the GSX-R1000 feels less, the variant with an extra R can help in making things better with its launch control, balance free suspension and even a quick shift system.
2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R
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Aprilia updated its motorcycle along with a new entry to the Tuono Series. The updates are focused on both RS and Tuono series only.
Tuono 125 – Presenting the naked sport bike for beginners, Aprilia brought this in order to fulfill the dreams of those teenagers who want to own a Tuono 1100 when they grow up.
2017 Aprilia Tuono 125
2017 RS 125 – The updated version of the bike now brings more fun to the motorcycle by adding ABS, new aluminum frame and even lap timers on the liquid cooled Euro 4 compliant machine. It is basically updated RS4 125, now known as RS 125. The 2017 125 models are powered by a 124cc DOHC single-cylinder four-stroke liquid-cooled engine.
2017 Aprilia RS 125
2017 RSV4 RF – It now carries updated cornering ABS package and not loosing its 201 HP of power by being Euro 4 compliant. Quick-shifting now works for both upshifts and downshifts on the motorcycle.
2017 Aprilia RS4 RF
2017 Tuono V4 1100 – It comes with loads of technology including Aprilia traction control, wheelie control, launch control, quick shifter, cruise control and even Bosch cornering ABS.
2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100
# Triumph Street Cup
Based on the Street Twin in Bonneville lineup, the motorcycle carries a cafe racer stance along with aerodynamically efficient accessories and brighter paint scheme.
2017 Triumph Street Cup
# Kawasaki Z1000 R Edition
Kawasaki is bringing updates to its existing products at a quicker pace than all other manufacturers. The recent example is the Kawasaki Z1000 R Edition, which apart from its performance oriented engine now also gets performance suspension and brakes on it. Not just that, it is now Euro 4 complaint and carries gear shift indicator and programmable gear shift light in the instrument console.
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